About the Authors

Paul R. Hunter


Affiliation School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Alan M. MacDonald

Affiliation British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Richard C. Carter

Affiliation WaterAid, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

PRH is chair of the board of directors of the Institute of Public Health and Water Research, Texas A & M University; chairs the science advisory council for Suez Environment; and has done consultancy work for Danone bevarages. Neither of the other two authors have any competing interests to declare.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PRH AMM RCC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: PRH AMM RCC. Analyzed the data: AMM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PRH. Contributed to the writing of the paper: PRH AMM RCC. Participated in co-author meetings to agree on structure and content of paper; drafted sections of the paper under senior authorship of PRH.